Addressing Emergency Department Overcrowding Through a Systems Approach Using Big Data Research

  title={Addressing Emergency Department Overcrowding Through a Systems Approach Using Big Data Research},
  author={N. Kamal and D. K. Barnard and James Christenson and G. Innes and Pamela Aikman and E. Grafstein and J. Marsden},
  journal={Journal of Health and Medical Informatics},
  • N. Kamal, D. K. Barnard, +4 authors J. Marsden
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Health and Medical Informatics
  • The emergency department (ED) is the canary in the coalmine for the healthcare system. The issues that EDs are facing are having adverse effects, and their causes can be better understood by viewing the ED as part of the entire health and social system. Policy decisions can be supported by sharing data across various health service areas, ministries and census data. Big Data research can support the integration and correlation of variables in large volumes of diverse datasets. Furthermore, the… CONTINUE READING
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